Earth: Vastness, Vividness, Vitality!

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Driving through this span of Earth was an out-of-body experience for me. I was literally the smallest creature realizing the vastness, vitality and vividness of the land I crawl upon. Earth – A big hug to you from little me! (driving through CA land and under its clear blue skies).
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December 31, 2015

My usual daily walk, this morning, was usual in every sense; except that it was not usual.   On this particular walk, every time, I passed a walker or a dog-walker,  I was made aware that TODAY is the LAST DAY of the year 2015.  And, this fact made today’s walk an un-usual one.  “Happy new year,” “Happy 2016,” “Have a great new year,” “All the best in 2016.”  These were wishes wished to me by the people I passed.

I started to get into the spirit of this day.  With my pace trying to catch up with Thomas, my beagle; I felt my thoughts trying to catch up with this passing day.  All the wishes started to swirl inside my head – no homelessness, no poverty, no killings, no hunger, no rapes, no child abuse, no child trafficking, no abuse, no animal abuse, no misuse of power and money…OH! MY THOUGHTS BECAME UNSTOPPABLE!  My pace and blood flow followed!  I realized that I ultimately wanted only ONE thing for our world, our earth, our planet, for 2016 and years beyond 2016:

Please, there be peace in this world. 

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Happy Place in Many Places!

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Happy place is – the beauty on Earth!
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Happy place is – being with family and friends ❤
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Happy place is – Where food is 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I get aromatherapy 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I get to see the snow *
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Happy place is – Where I find this quote – A happy couple: he does what she wants and she does what she wants! 🙂
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Happy place is – a place where I can take a great nap 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I find PASTA! 🙂 ❤

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

No question about it, no explanation need to be given – Happiness is with you at all times;  it’s yours to grab whenever YOU want!

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Change – As I Saw

imageIn response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

For several minutes, the airplane I was on, flew over some amazing mountain peaks.  I was mesmerized!  The pilot had announced that we would be landing soon.  I never stopped looking out the window…I felt like I had entered into another planet!  As I was daydreaming, an unexpected scene jumped at me – A sudden change: from a massive collection of brownish mountains, with high and low peaks, to a massive collection of tiny and long metallic geometric structures!  San Francisco!  I was over the city I was about to visit!

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Monochromatic – A photo challenge

imageIn response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

I walk with one of my two dogs, Thomas, my beagle, everyday.  I am amazed by what I see  during these walks.  I see so much beauty, it intoxicates me.  I’m addicted.  I try to capture what I see.  I walk the same path, but the path does not offer me the same.  Each day is a “glass full” experience for me.  

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A Story in a Single Image

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A gift to us, to our being, this Earth;

Life, too, is a gift, know it’s worth.

Sun rays punch through the blue skies, everyday,

we bathe in its warmth, and so often, in it play.

Everything on this Earth – Mountain, land and seas,

Animals and trees; birds and the bees,

Each created to make this Earth complete.

Our gifts are most beautiful and rare,

So rare, we want to know if someone else, like us, exists out there.

Take a leap, jump for joy,

and this life, this gift, begin to enjoy!

 

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One-Word Inspiration – The word is: Home

When I was a young child, I never thought of the word home much.  I lived in a nice home with wonderful parents.  I went to school and returned home everyday and never thought of home as a home.  But it was a place where I wanted to be all the time. Home was just a nice place where I was really comfortable. When I was home after school, I would make sure I went outside my home to spend time with my friends.

Fast forward to now.  Now, I live in a nice home too.  I have a family.  My two kids are here at home. This house is now a home for my children.  I see how much the same they are.  This is a place where they are comfortable.  This is a place where they want to come to at the end of their day.   I think they are in the same state of being as I was when I was their age.  When they get older and are out in the big world…they’ll realize that they had a nice home.

You only miss something when you are not in it.  While you are in the moment, you cannot miss that moment.  I remember many sweet times with my parents. We watched TV shows together, who does that now?  Everyone in my family has their own electronics.  Home was a place where the young me felt safe. loved, and cared for.

I wish a nice home for everyone.  I am grateful that I had a place that I could call home. Everyone deserves a place that they can call home.  Home on earth is one tiny spot where you feel you belong!

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Things I’ve Learned — (and Can Learn More)

“Compiling a list is a way to let loose, unlock ideas, and free your mind,” wrote Cheri and the WordPress.com Team from Writing 101, assignment #2.

I agree 100%!  So, below is my list.

Things i’ve learned:

Here’s my list of things I’ve learned.  I hope I find many who are on this path.

  1. We are created beautifully by Someone.  (From an ant to us humans)
  2. Let’s not patronize our Creator.  (Religions often tend to)
  3. Let spirituality prevail, not religion.  (Religion is an inconvenience)
  4. Follow simple rules of life. (Do what’s right each day to help Earth & what’s on it)
  5. Co-exist!  (Then peace is attainable)
  6. Respect your body.  (It’s a gift)
  7. You are what you eat!  (Eat with awareness)
  8. Respect each other’s differences.  (You will be happier)
  9. We are mortal – we will die.  (Let’s be nice to each other)
  10. Learn, in this life, to be kind and patient.  (Our end here maybe a beginning elsewhere)

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